Rendez-vous en France, the French tourism industry’s top international B2B trade show, returned to Paris, Porte de Versailles. in partnership with the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Paris Region Tourist Bureau, Atout France is once again organized the biggest market place for French tourism professionals.
This year’s salon hosted French professionals to fill their order books, thanks to the presence of 950 tour operators from 69 countries; with 62 tour operators from the United States. The goal is to further bolster the increase in international tourism that took place in 2017.
947 influencers from five continents, as well as 37 journalists from international trade publications were expected. During two days, business meetings took place every 20 minutes at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (24,656 meetings were scheduled).
According to Christian Mantei, Managing Director of Atout France, “In a highly competitive environment, marked by a resurgence in tourism in France, this event represents a unique opportunity for the 750 French exhibitors to promote and sell their products to a high-quality international panel of buyers”.
Rendez-vous en France is also a chance for French destinations to promote their tourist offerings. 13 regions have organized 40 familiarization trips for 350 tour operators.
2 days of workshops
750 French exhibitors
950 Tour Operators from 69 countries
947 influencers and
37 journalists from 69 countries
24,656 business meetings scheduled
380 international tour operators on familiarization trips to 13 French destinations